Juliet Schor

Professor, Boston College
Keynote speaker


Juliet Schor is Professor of Sociology at Boston College and a member of the MacArthur Foundation Connected Learning Research Network. A graduate of Wesleyan University, Schor received her Ph.D. in economics at the University of Massachusetts. Before joining Boston College, she taught at Harvard University for 17 years. Schor’s books include The Overworked American, The Overspent American, Sustainable Lifestyles and the Quest for Plenitude, and True Wealth. Since 2011 Schor has been studying the “sharing economy,” including both large platforms and smaller community initiatives. She is also writing on technology and the future of work. A second area of research is on the structural drivers of greenhouse gas emissions, with particular attention to working hours and domestic inequality. Schor is a former Guggenheim Fellow, Radcliffe Fellow, and Brookings Institution fellow, and in 2014 she received the American Sociological Association’s award for Public Understanding of Sociology.